National Sports Briefs: Texas Open goes to Johnson, again
SAN ANTONIO ó Zach Johnson successfully defended his Texas Open title Sunday, beating James Driscoll with a 12-foot birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Seven months after winning for the first time at La Cantera Golf Club, Johnson shot an even-par 70 to match Driscoll (62) at 15-under 265.
Johnson, the FedEx Cup points leader, also won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. The 2007 Masters champion earned $1,098,000 for his sixth career PGA Tour victory.
– CLIFTON, N.J. ó South Korea’s Ji Young Oh won the Sybase Classic for her second career LPGA Tour title, finishing with a 2-under 70 for a four-stroke victory over Norway’s Suzann Pettersen.
– HOOVER, Ala. ó Keith Fergus won the rain-shortened Regions Charity Classic, shooting his second straight 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Gene Jones.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. ó Ned Crotty had two goals and six assists as third-seeded Duke held off North Carolina 12-11 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA lacrosse tournament on Sunday.
Zach Howell scored three goals for the Blue Devils (15-3), who advanced to the semifinals for the fourth time in the last five years.
Virginia 19, Johns Hopkins 8
ANNAPOLIS, MD. ó Steele Stanwick scored two goals and had five assists to help top-seeded Virginia rout Johns Hopkins.
Shamel Bratton scored a career-high five goals and Garrett Billings added four more and three assists for Virginia (15-2), which advanced to semifinals for the seventh time since 1999.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. ó Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre has been arrested in Florida on accusations he fondled himself outside a Port St. Lucie woman’s home.
The 29-year-old McIntyre was arrested Thursday and charged with exposing sexual organs. A spokesman for the Port St. Lucie Police says a woman claimed the player knocked on her window during the act, then fled. Police later spotted him on a bicycle.
MANCHESTER, England ó Usain Bolt ran the world’s fastest 150 meters to win a soggy street sprint on Sunday that marked his return to racing after a car crash left him requiring foot surgery.
In windy Manchester, the triple Olympic champion ran down the English city’s main thoroughfare in 14.36 seconds, breaking Donovan Bailey’s 12-year-old mark of 14.99 in the rarely run 150.